Savanah Yaghsezian, Author at PHOENIX magazine

I love a good, original costume idea. No shade to those who are planning on dressing up as scantily clad nurses or shirtless firemen, but I’m more impressed with those who think outside the box during the spookiest time of year.  Here are some ideas that are sure to win you a costume contest while paying homage to your favorite state: A last-minute costume: Saguaro Cactus We’ve all been there! Halloween can sometimes sneak up...

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Afraid of not having any Halloween plans? Fret not! Here is a list of fun, spooky events happening in the Valley. What: Halloween in Fair Verona: A Romeo & Juliet Masquerade Ball Where: Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix When: Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. Cost: $15 for advance tickets Where else could you don a mask and your best Victorian gown (costumes are mandatory!) while listening to local DJs? Crescent Ballroom will also...

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Despite Phoenix stubbornly refusing to ever give us anything other than year-round green trees and clear skies, I’ve still found ways to feel like I’m living in an autumnal wonderland.  Here are four things to add to your fall 2019 bucket list: 1. Drink spiced apple cold brew from Dark Hall Coffee As soon as I heard this drink existed and was not just something I dreamed about, I almost immediately raced over to Dark Hall...

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Anytime you meet a significant other’s parent(s), it’s bound to come with some anxiety. Should you tell them about the time you got an MIP your freshman year of college? Probably not. Should you tell them how lucky you feel to be dating their daughter/son? Probably. Should you suggest meeting at one of these restaurants? Absolutely. Windsor I suggest meeting here when the weather cools down slightly so you can enjoy their cute outdoor patio....

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I love birthdays and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Yes, I am the type of person who declares that it’s their “birthday month.”  Yes, I like to plan out how I’m going to celebrate weeks in advance. Yes, I enjoy having one day a year when I can bask in gifts and compliments – let a girl live!  Hence, here is my guide to planning a unique birthday party in the greater Phoenix area....

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In my dating experience, I’m usually either the one getting broken up with or the one that’s ghosting after one or two mediocre dates (sorry). But, after PHOENIX posted best places to go on a first date, I thought it was only fair to also write about where to break up with someone. I asked people on Instagram where they would most like to get their heart broken and here are a few of the responses...

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I know it might seem odd that the person who’s written a blog about an introvert’s night out and an introvert’s date night is now writing about dancing in a crowded room filled with strangers, but trust me, it’s actually a really good time.  If you’ve paid even the slightest bit of attention to your Facebook feed in the past few years, you’ve probably seen people mark themselves as “interested” or “going” to themed dance...

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